Obama's Language Games

Barack Obama, the candidate, has used nuanced language to evade and deflect in order to avoid being candid.  Here are three examples of Obama language games concerning (1) Louis Farrakhan, (2) driver's licenses for illegal immigrants, and (3) reparations.1. Cleveland Debate - February 26, 2008 - On Louis FarrakhanTim Russert asked Obama, "Do you accept the support of Louis Farrakhan?" His first answer was evasive. "...I have been very clear in my denunciation of Minister Farrakhan's anti-Semitic comments...I did not solicit his support...it is not support I sought.  And we're not doing anything, I assure you, formally or informally with Minister Farrakhan."Hearing no answer to his question, Russert pressed Obama, "Do you reject his support?"Obama used humor to deflect the question."Well, Tim, you know, I can't say to somebody that he can't say that he thinks I'm a good guy. (Laughter)  You know, I - you know I - I have been very clear...(Read Full Article)

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